A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Ventnor -
- Holy Trinity Church -
- Boy Scouts Memorial -

Location

In Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Road, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1UY
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 40911  
 
Historic England Listing Status

Holy Trinity Church is Listed Grade C. Since the Memorial forms part of the fittings of the Church, it is assumed to be covered by the Listing.
 
Description

Plaque giving the names of the members of the South Wight Boy Scouts who died in World War II.

It would seem that this was originally located in the District Headquarters chalet at Church Hill Camp Site, according to the report of the unveiling shown below. The ceremony took place on 23 April 1950.

Memorial

South Wight Boy Scouts Memorial

click to enlarge
Inscription


IN
LASTING
AND
HONOURED MEMORY
OF THE
MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH WIGHT DISTRICT
BOY SCOUTS
-----
names as given below
-----
CALLED TO HIGHER SERVICE
IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945
"LEST WE FORGET"



 
Further Information

NameLinks
  
ABBOTT, A CWGC record ... Biographical information
ALLEN, W Possible CWGC record ...
BARBER, E CWGC record ...
BERRIDGE, G CWGC record ... Biography and Circumstances of death
CHANNING, C CWGC record ... Biography and Circumstances of death
COWARD, J CWGC record ...
COX, H CWGC record ... not found
CROUCH, J CWGC record ... Biographical information
CRUMP, E CWGC record ... Biographical information
FINERAN, E CWGC record ...
GOLDNEY, J CWGC record ... Biographical information
INGRAM, E No CWGC record Biographical information
JAMES, R CWGC record ...
LALE, N CWGC record ... Buried in Ventnor Cemetery
NEWNHAM, K CWGC record ... Biographical Information
H.M.S. Royal Oak sinking
PAFFETT, W CWGC record ... Biographical information
COWIE, D No CWGC record Believed to refer to 2/Lt William D A Cowie, Gordon Highlanders, whose death is listed in the Army Deaths register for 1948, and who was listed on the 1947 Electoral Roll at Whitewebbs, Whitwell Road, Ventnor. He was born in 1925. His parents, Capt Anson Gordon Cowie and Kathleen Frances Cowie (née Schmitz) lived for a time at Bonchurch.
KING, A A CWGC record ... Biography and Circumstances of death
ROWE, E CWGC record ... Biographical information
ROWE, G CWGC record ... Biographical information
SIMPKINS, J CWGC record ... Biographical information
VINE, R CWGC record ... Biographical information
WALLER, C CWGC record ... Biographical information
WARNE, F CWGC record ... Biographical information
WEBBER, J CWGC record ... Biographical information
WESTERN, R CWGC record ... H.M.S. Royal Oak sinking
Biographical information
WOOD, E CWGC record ... Biographical information

 
ISLE OF WIGHT MERCURY

Friday, June 6, 1941 Page 3

No less than 84 members of the 3rd Ventnor Boy Scouts are serving their country in the present war - 23 in the Navy, 42 in the Army, and 19 in the Royal Air Force. Four have made the supreme sacrifice, namely, Bagnald [1], Newnham, Paffett and Lale.

(not all the report has been transcribed)

[1] Believed to refer to Eric H Bagnald, who did not die, but, in a later report of 19 July 1941, is stated to have been wounded :

Isle of Wight County Press

19th July 1941

VENTNOR MEN DECORATED
Acting Flight Officer Eric H. Bagnald, son of Mrs. Bagnald, The Nook, Bonchurch, has been awarded the D.F.C. for bringing his plane home safely after a raid on Germany in which he was injured. Before enlisting, he was on the staff of the National Provincial Bank and was a former student at Sandown Secondary School and a member of Ventnor Boy Scouts. He is on a visit to his home and has an arm in a sling.




Report of unveiling [April 1950, probably from the IW Mercury] - note some discrepancies in names as given, against those inscribed on the Memorial; The report lists W ABBOTT instead of A ABBOTT and D COWAN although D COWIE is listed on the memorial. A A KING is not listed in the report
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Page last updated : 22 February 2015 (added newspaper report)


 
 

 
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